Buffalo Billion

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Tom Puckett
December 11, 2018 - 3:52 pm
New York, NY (WBEN/AP) The former head of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was sentenced Tuesday to 3½ years in prison for his role in corrupting the state's Buffalo Billion project. Alain Kaloyeros, 62, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge Valerie E. Caproni,...
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December 11, 2018 - 5:54 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The ex-president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute is facing sentencing in the corruption of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. Alain Kaloyeros, born in Beirut in 1956, was the school's president when the Democratic...
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Buffalo Billion
Tom Puckett
December 11, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Alain Kalyeros is scheduled to be sentenced for his role in the Buffalo Billion bid rigging scandal, some are wondering if there's a parallel between the Buffalo Billion, the Mueller investigation and the two men in power. "With both administrations, we're seeing folks very...
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December 06, 2018 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A Syracuse executive has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for defrauding the state's Buffalo Billion project. RELATED: Louis Ciminelli sentenced to 28 months in Federal prison, $500 thousand fine Joseph Gerardi, 59, was sentenced in connection with the Buffalo Billion...
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WBEN Photo/Darius Radzius
December 03, 2018 - 3:19 pm
New York (WBEN) - Prominent Buffalo developer Louis Ciminelli has been sentenced to 28 months in Federal prison along with a $500 thousand fine for his conviction on charges in connection with the 'Buffalo Billion' program. Ciminelli is out on bail pending appeal. U.S. District Judge Valerie...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
September 21, 2018 - 11:53 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dutchess County Executive and New York gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro is crossing New York State on a sweep he characterizes as his “Cuomo Corruption Tour”. Molinaro stood on the sidewalk in front of the vavernous Tesla plant on South Park Avenue Friday as he blasted...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:59 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. Joseph Percoco was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge...
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July 13, 2018 - 10:24 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday to initiate a corruption probe following the guilty verdicts at a corruption trial a day earlier related to the state's ambitious "Buffalo Billion" upstate redevelopment scandal. Nixon, a Democrat...
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Tom Puckett
July 12, 2018 - 4:57 pm
New York (WBEN/AP) - A federal jury in New York convicted key players Thursday on charges related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program, leaving some lawyers grumbling that it's a bad time to face corruption charges. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict after a...
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Alain Kaloyeros, AP Photo
July 11, 2018 - 10:31 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Two criminal trials over allegations of high-level corruption in New York state were both drawing to a close Wednesday on the same floor atop a federal courthouse with dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline. In one courtroom the focus has been on alleged back-room dealing...
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